- to go to and stay with (a person or family) or at (a place) for a short time for reasons of sociability, politeness, business, curiosity, etc.: to visit a friend; to visit clients; to visit Paris.
- to stay with as a guest.
- to come or go to: to visit a church for prayer.
- to go to for the purpose of official inspection or examination: a general visiting his troops.
- to come to in order to comfort or aid: to visit the sick.
- to come upon; assail; afflict: The plague visited London in 1665.
- to cause trouble, suffering, etc., to come to: to visit him with sorrows.
- to access, as a website.
- to inflict, as punishment, vengeance, etc. (often followed by on or upon).
- to make a visit.
- to talk or chat casually: to visit on the phone with a friend.
- to inflict punishment.
- the act of or an instance of visiting: a nice, long visit.
- a chat or talk: We had a good visit on the way back from the grocery store.
- a call paid to a person, family, etc.
- a stay or sojourn as a guest.
- an official inspection or examination.
- the act of an officer of a belligerent nation in boarding a vessel in order to ascertain the nature of its cargo, its nationality, etc.: the right of visit and search.
Origin of visit
Examples from the Web for revisited
Contemporary Examples of revisited
For me at least, the singer and the songs on Blonde on Blonde and Highway 61 Revisited are indivisible.Digging the Gold in Dylan’s ‘Basement’
November 5, 2014
Overall, Ryan made one visit a month over the past year and revisited a handful to continue the dialogue.Paul Ryan’s War on Poverty
May 21, 2014
These are themes and designers that will then be revisited endlessly by curators.Judith Clark on Cecil Beaton’s Revolutionary Fashion Exhibit
March 12, 2014
The Supreme Court sets that viability and it probably will be revisited.How Wendy Davis Became America’s Conscience on Abortion
February 18, 2014
So while every dumb political idea gets visited and revisited every few decades, the wheel, for example, is here to stay.Want Hope in 2014? Forget Politics, Focus on Energy and Medicine
December 31, 2013
Historical Examples of revisited
Stephen Smith revisited Endelstow Vicarage, agreeably to his promise.A Pair of Blue Eyes
They revisited the track, which was still stained with blood.In Search of the Castaways
This was the third time in four years that Buonaparte had revisited his home.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
The great raft was not there, nor were there any indications that it had revisited the carcass.The Ocean Waifs
But what made most clear the vision that revisited me was something else.What I Saw in America
G. K. Chesterton
- to go or come to see (a person, place, etc)
- to stay with (someone) as a guest
- to go or come to (an institution, place, etc) for the purpose of inspecting or examining
- (tr) (of a disease, disaster, etc) to assail; afflict
- (tr; foll by upon or on) to inflict (punishment, etc)the judge visited his full anger upon the defendant
- (tr usually foll by with) archaic to afflict or plague (with punishment, etc)
- (often foll by with) US and Canadian informal to chat or converse (with someone)
- the act or an instance of visiting
- a stay as a guest
- a professional or official call
- a formal call for the purpose of inspection or examination
- international law the right of an officer of a belligerent state to stop and search neutral ships in war to verify their nationality and ascertain whether they carry contrabandthe right of visit and search
- US and Canadian informal a friendly talk or chat
Word Origin for visit
1620s, from visit (v.).
early 13c., "come to (a person) to comfort or benefit," from Old French visiter, from Latin visitare "to go to see, come to inspect," frequentative of visere "behold, visit" (a person or place), from past participle stem of videre "to see, notice, observe" (see vision). Originally of the deity, later of pastors and doctors (c.1300), general sense of "pay a call" is from 1620s. Meaning "come upon, afflict" (in reference to sickness, punishment, etc.) is recorded from mid-14c. Related: Visited; visiting.
see pay a call (visit).